Story Sparks

15 01, 2021

January 2021 Story Sparks

2021-01-17T01:04:07+00:00January 15th, 2021|Story Sparks|

January 2021 Story Sparks I chose to open Story Sparks this month with a beautiful sunrise photograph taken by a Canadian friend Amar Athwal. You can find more of his wonderful photographs at banffmoments.com. Dostoyevsky wrote that in a time of despair, “beauty is more important than bread.” I’m not despairing but I am

15 12, 2020

December 2020 Story Sparks

2021-01-17T01:05:11+00:00December 15th, 2020|Story Sparks|

December 2020 Story Sparks For years I’ve misquoted William Shakespeare’s words in Romeo and Juliet by saying “Waiting is such sweet sorrow” instead of using his word, “Parting” as being the source of the sadness. I say “wait”  often. It’s a command I give to Caesar while I untangle his leash or pick up

8 09, 2020

September 8 2020 Story Sparks

2021-01-17T01:09:43+00:00September 8th, 2020|Story Sparks|

September 8, 2020 Story Sparks In making new patterns, I feel compelled to speak of my great sadness about the systemic racism in our nation especially as communities I love in Oregon, Minnesota and my home state of Wisconsin, suffer. And as Micah 6:8 asks, “What does the Lord require? To seek justice, act

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